Baltimore, MD – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is after Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her husband, a candidate for city council president, for three years of unpaid federal income taxes.
Records showed that the IRS has placed a $45,000 lien against property owned by Nick and Marilyn Mosby, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Mosby claimed she was unaware of the lien, but her husband told a different story.
Nick Mosby is the Democratic candidate for Baltimore City Council president, The Baltimore Sun reported.
He claimed he had been in conversations with the IRS for five years trying to work the problem out.
Nick Mosby told The Baltimore Sun that he expected “to have the issue resolved in the coming days.”
The IRS filed notice of the lien in Baltimore Circuit Court in February.
A lien by the IRS is the government’s legal claim against property when someone fails to pay tax debts and protects the government’s interest in real estate, personal property, and financial assets.
The notice said the federal tax agency was seeking to collect unpaid taxes from the Mosbys for 2014, 2015, and 2016, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The IRS filing showed that Nick and Marilyn Mosby owed nearly $23,000 in back taxes for 2014, more than $19,000 for 2015, and another $3,000 for 2016.
Nick Mosby told The Baltimore Sun that the tax filing errors were related to an early withdrawal from his retirement account that he made to “support unplanned expenses after a series of family tragedies.”
Documents filed with the court showed the IRS tried multiple times to collect the tax debt from the Mosbys before filing the lien.
“We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the IRS court filing read. “Therefore, there is a lien in favor of the United States on all property and rights to property belonging to the taxpayer.”
Marilyn Mosby earns an annual salary of about $242,000 a year as a state’s attorney, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Her husband receives an annual salary of $50,000 as a state delegate.
If he is elected president of the Baltimore City Council in November, Nick Mosby will be paid $119,000 a year.
The state’s attorney’s husband was a city councilman when he failed to report some of his income, The Baltimore Sun reported.